Artificial Fish Habitat FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is an American Fish Tree?
The American FishTree is a Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) i.e. an artificial fish habitat or fish attractor. The American Fish Tree will attract smaller forage fish, which in turn, attracts larger predator fish species.
What materials are used to make an American Fish Tree?
The American Fish Tree is constructed in 100% industrial grade black PVC. Black PVC is inert and is environmentally safe. Periphyton (aquatic organism) will colonize the structure within a few weeks establishing a foundation for an aquatic food-chain.
How many American Fish Trees should I consider buying?
We recommend grouping Fish Trees in clusters of 2 - 3 or more to concentrate the action to a particular area.
How do I tie or suspend the American Fish Tree to a boathouse or dock?
At minimum, use 3/8" nylon anchor rope or light duty chain when tying off or suspending an American Fish Tree to a boathouse, dock, or pier.
Can fish hooks penetrate a Fish Tree?
No, the American Fish Tree is impenetrable to fish hooks. If you get wrapped around the Fish Tree, use a 3/4 oz weight clipped to your line and "waggle" your lure off.
Do I need ballast or weight to sink an American Fish Tree.
No, PVC is heavier than water and will sink without weighting. We recommend using concrete blocks to prevent Fish Trees from moving in current.